Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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The Complete Watercolor workshop
Sat Sep 21, 10:30 AM
open studio
water COLOUR WITH CRIMSON
This is a Practical & complete watercolor painting workshop for one and all, An in-depth understanding of a unique art medium, painting with watercolors is all about your confidence, it's also about how you respond towards nature around, its also a confidence builder, it's a calming agent, practical approach to rejuvenate your body & mind . Learn to do watercolors with Artist Crimson.
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Santosh ventriloquist
Sat Sep 21, 11:00 AM
Santosh ventriloquist
Ventriloquism is art of voice manipulation using a puppet or doll.

M.Sathosh Kumar is a international Ventriloquism artiste, with more than 20 years experience in performing Ventriloquism shows.

He is the only ventriloquist who is attending international Ventriloquism convention at USA, since 2012.

He regularly works with school children & teachers in helping them in improving their skills

Contact 9849745838

He travels to USA, UK & UAE to do workshops on Ventriloquism for children.
www.indianventriloquism.com
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Reading Banned Books
Sat Sep 21, 2:00 PM
Ashley Tellis
We will have a reader read from Wendy Doniger's banned book The Hindus: An Alternative History and another reader read from Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses. This will be followed by a discussion of both books.
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Lakeer ke is Taraf (Documentary)
Sat Sep 21, 5:00 PM
Shilpa Ballal
The film is about the non violent, people's movement - Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) - which has been fighting for Adivasi people's right to proper rehabilitation for over 3 decades. It has been presented as a success story, where more than 250 thousand people, under the leadership of Medha Patkar, have fought and won the battle against oppressive government policies of rehabilitation.

The present model of development which endorses big dams, has always been challenged by the NBA, and the drawbacks of this model are now seen at every corner. The range of the damage is from adversely affecting the lives of 60,000 families to 80 kms of sea ingress, making hundreds of hectares of land infertile.

NBA's alternative models of development are also presented in the film, which has a long term positive impacts on society, be it the small scale power generation project or the life-schools (Jeevan Shala), which are being run by the Andolan over the last 25 years.

Adivasi culture of songs, Holi, their value systems, faiths are also shown in the film, which also points at the virtue of 'small is beautiful'.

The Narmada Bachao Movement is a success story of a fight over the last 35 years. The world should understand it as an ongoing struggle and that people's strength can change policies and can force the government to take steps towards justice. With the film, I also want to make an appeal to the rich, upper-class and urban middle class to be sensitive, considerate and humble towards those who had to made huge sacrifices for their everyday comforts. Media has been very partial about the NBA over the past decade now, calling it dead! With the film, I want to spread the message that the NBA is still very much alive and is giving hopes to lakhs of people even outside the valley.

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Park
Sat Sep 21, 7:30 PM
Chitralekha Arts Theatre Group
A comedy play about three men in a park fighting for their place;
there are three benches but not enough. The play touches upon
that thing which is at a premium these days – space – literally
and metaphorically. What starts of as light-hearted banter
evolves into a serious conflict about space, territory and
ownership. These become the main issues. 
Park can be many things; it can be a metaphor for home, or a
metaphor for love, or even your workplace. It deals with a
problem of space, which is universal.
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The Complete Watercolor workshop
Sun Sep 22, 10:30 AM
open studio
water COLOUR WITH CRIMSON
This is a Practical & complete watercolor painting workshop for one and all, An in-depth understanding of a unique art medium, painting with watercolors is all about your confidence, it's also about how you respond towards nature around, its also a confidence builder, it's a calming agent, practical approach to rejuvenate your body & mind . Learn to do watercolors with Artist Crimson.
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Sri Raaga- Book Release
Sun Sep 22, 5:00 PM
Dr. Bala Donepudi
Exclusive book release by Dr. Bala Tripura Sundari , founder of Sri Raaga Music School, featuring the compositions composed by her.
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Ek Durachari Raja
Sun Sep 22, 7:00 PM
Shudrka Hyderabad
The play, 'Rajar' has drawn from Camus' “Caligula” the concept of deification of emperors which was common to the pagan world, the Greek and Macedonian kings. Raja (the king) discovers on the death of his sister and lover, Apurupa, that people die and they are not happy. From this point on, obsessed by his search for the absolute, poisoned with contempt and horror, he tries to exercise, through murders and systematic perversion of all values. He rejects friendship, love, simple human solidarity, and the concepts of good and evil. He takes literally all those around him like Taruni, his poet-friend, and forces them to see things logically, and levels everything around him through the force of his rejection. But if his truth involves revolting against destiny, his mistake is to deny humanity. One cannot destroy everything without destroying one's self. This is why Raja depopulates the world around him and, faithful to his own logic, decides to strangle Kamini, his mistress, uttering his gospel of hate at everything around him. This play is the story of a superior suicide, as described by Camus. It is the most human of stories and the most tragic of errors. Faithless to humanity out of faith in himself, he accepts to die for having understood that no one can save himself by himself, and that one cannot be free while opposing humanity. The play remains universally relevant. It represents the face of contemporary despotism, not only in terms of the whimsical madness of rulers, but also in terms of how people react to such rule with a glimmer of hope for the future
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HUNAR CHARCHA
Tue Sep 24, 6:00 PM
DHIRAJ SINGH & SAHAR ZAMAN
In its first edition of HUNAR CHARCHA we bring to you an artist-chat with a unique 'CAR ARTIST' whose iconic museum in Hyderabad has people coming in from all over the world. HUNAR TV-A unique web channel for the arts and LAMAKAAN-An Open Cultural Space are pleased to invite you to the first HUNAR CHARCHA outside-Delhi-NCR. Our guest this time is K. SUDHAKAR, a unique 'CAR ARTIST' who has broken world records creating motor-vehicles in the most inconceivable shapes and sizes.

"The second artist in conversation is Kathak guru Raghav Raj Bhatt. But here will explore hos other art. His line drawings of performers caught on stage LIVE"


HUNAR CHARCHA is an artist-chat series in which we bring you face-to-face with brilliant creators who have made a name for themselves in the fields of ART, MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FASHION, TRAVEL & lots more
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Local solutions to global risk!
Tue Sep 24, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Climate change is a global problem. It is a contemporary problem. It may seem counterintuitive, but the solution to this modern global problem is in local, indigenous knowledge based, community driven, de centralized water management.

Speaker Rajendra Singh is an Indian water conservationist and environmentalist from Alwar district, Rajasthan in India. Also known as "waterman of India", he won the Magsaysay Award in 2001 and Stockholm Water Prize in 2015. He runs an NGO called 'Tarun Bharat Sangh', which was founded in 1975.

Entry Free
All are welcome
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Indian Photography Festival 2019
Wed Sep 25, 5:30 PM
Light Craft Foundation
As part of the Indian Photography Festival - Hyderabad 2019, we would like to host a Talk and a slideshow/ projection of the photographs.
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LE HAVRE movie screening
Wed Sep 25, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Le Havre is a 2011 comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Blondin Miguel. It tells the story of a shoeshiner who tries to save an immigrant child in the French port city Le Havre. ALL ARE WELCOME
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Kirigami, Paper Art & Designing
Thu Sep 26, 5:30 PM
Budala Devakiran
I wanted to conduct Creative Art and Craft workshop for interested children and adults. We have already conducted workshops and exhibition to government, social welfare, and private schools of Telangana and AP. This program of art with paper was identified by National Handicrafts, New Delhi. The main motto of this workshop is to develop creative skills, develop interest, develop knowledge of art and craft. Through this workshop, the children and adults will be educated and will be inculcated the skills of concentration, knowledge and all other educational and developmental skills.
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Why I Resigned? by Kannan G
Thu Sep 26, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
"Why I Resigned?" A talk by Kannan Gopinath, Former IAS Officer

Injustice and curbing of freedom of expression are worth sacrificing the biggest of power positions

Kannan Gopinath stands by democracy and free speech. He was an IAS officer who resigned in protest to the Centre's clampdown in Kashmir abrogating Article 370 and 35A. He stated, "What triggered my decision is the attempt to mutilate fundamental rights, to silence people. And the situation is that nobody should protest, nobody should raise their voice, raising your voice is not acceptable. The amount of power to silence those who react is tremendous,”
In this juncture of history of the country, where speaking truth to power is seen as an attack on the State and its machineries Gopinathan will talk about his experience in the service and his way forward. The shrinking democratic spaces within the administrative bureaucracy and the public sphere with the legitimisation of the rule of law is another aspect democratic aspirants had to deal in the current political scenario.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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Let’s talk podcasts!
Fri Sep 27, 5:30 PM
Goethe-Zentrum in collaboration with lamakaan
Let’s talk podcasts!

• What on earth is a podcast?
• What does the world of podcasting look like?
• Who makes podcasts and who listens?

And—

• Do you have a podcast idea you’d like to try out—or one you’d like feedback on?

On the occasion of International Podcast Day, let’s get together to explore these questions and bounce around some answers.

You’ll meet

Other podcast enthusiasts from the city
Folks curious about this exciting media form
Makers of podcasts

Be there! Bring yourself, a smart phone and your earbuds, and listen in!

When: 5:30 p.m., Friday, 27 September
Where: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

(Logos of Goethe-Zentrum, SunoIndia and Bol Hyderabad 90.4FM)
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Songs of Our Soil
Fri Sep 27, 7:00 PM
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) & Lamakaan
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Lamakaan presents
the premiere screening of

Songs of Our Soil
by Aditi Maddali
Duration: 52 mins | Language: Telugu with English subtitles

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 07:00 PM | Lamakaan, Hyderabad
Off Road 1, Near GVK Mall, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034

Join us for the premiere screening of Songs of Our Soil followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Aditi Maddali and writer - scholar Dr Gogu Shyamala.

Through Uyyala songs, an agricultural tradition rooted in the political expression of women in Telangana, Songs of Our Soil traces the histories of their resistance and memories of disillusionment. By looking at women’s participation in major political movements, from the Telangana People’s Movement to the demands of justice from the contemporary Mallana Sagar Irrigation project, this film attempts to complicate the relationship between memory, history and cultural production.

Aditi Maddali is a Mumbai-based researcher and multimedia producer. She is currently pursuing an MPhil in Women's Studies.

Aditi Maddali received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Research programme made possible with support from Titan Company Limited.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

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Woodcut Printmaking Workshop
Sat Sep 28, 10:30 AM
Puja Chauhan
This two day workshop is for beginners.During this workshop participants will learn the technique of woodcut printmaking which is one of the oldest printing method. Participants will learn from preparing a 2D visual image to carving it on a flat piece of wood to finally printing it in black and white. Participants can bring a drawing or an image they want to work on or they can come unprepared. Each participant will get to print three identical prints of the composition. All the materials will be provided during the workshop.
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Tobacco Harm Reduction Meeting
Sat Sep 28, 11:00 AM
Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives
We CHRA (Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives) are a not-for-profit organization working towards tobacco harm reduction in the country. We are organising a meeting to express our point of view regarding the e-cigarette ban by the central government recently. We will have interactions including discussions on the matter and brief the press on our point of view.
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Write Club Saturday General #215
Sat Sep 28, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every biweekly on a Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Pakitmaar rangmandle
Sat Sep 28, 7:30 PM
darpan theatre
Darpan Theatre is back with their next play Pakitmaar Rangmandal. The play potrays how one can do anything when they're passionate about it. Come to witness the practical problems usually faced by theatre groups, how they cope with it, and in the end how they somehow achieve what they aimed for, because the show must go on!

Written by: Asgar Wajahat
Directed by: Ali Ahmed

28th Sep 2019, Sat
7:30 p.m. onwards
At Lamakaan
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Pencil Sketch Workshop
Sun Sep 29, 10:30 AM
Manoj Tarun
This is a pencil sketching workshop where you can learn basics in sketching and several techniques of shading which helps you to make a portrait drawing.
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NRC - Relevance & Effects
Sun Sep 29, 4:00 PM
DIALOGUE & Lamakaan
NRC- RELEVANCE & EFFECTS
A Dialogue

NATIONAL REGISTER OF CITIZENS’s (NRC) final list for Assam was released recently. Around 17 lakhs individuals have been left out of the list including a retired army veteran. In some families the father’s name is in the list but his son’s isn’t. Many people have committed suicides as they weren’t part of this final list.A petition has been filed in the Supreme court as 2000 transgenders were left out.
Detention camps are also under construction in Assam for detaining all the ones that will be declared foreign intruders. So far, the whole process has been daunting for the marginalized sections to produce the documents proving them as the citizen of this country.Amid so many inadequacies in the NRC Assam, Amith Shah has announced his desire to implement NRC all over the country.

At this point we feel that it is important to understand the relevance and implications of NRC, therefore lets us get together to discuss it and understand on 29th September at 4pm in Lamakaan.
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Four-Play
Sun Sep 29, 7:30 PM
Sas3 Dancing feet
Four-Play is a piece of performance art curated by Patruni Sastry in which the subject will be playing few games names EGO, POWER, LUST AND Seduction. a performance piece involving body , art and how body becomes the part of art Performance art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary. Performance may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated, spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media; the performer can be present or absent. It can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any type of venue or setting and for any length of time. The actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work.
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Yocs debate championship
Tue Oct 1, 3:00 PM
Shreya banerjee
YOCS is conducting "YOCS debate championship" on 1st October 2019 at lamaakan from 3pm to 7pm. The topic for the debate will be announced on spot. each team will have 2 people, each team gets 4 minutes. The winning team will get Rs 3000 and the runner up team will get Rs 2000.For registration contact : yocs.contact@gmail.com. to register you have to give your name, phone number and the name of your institution. There is no entry free. All participants must arrive on time. (Slogan : you don't get to have an opinion you cannot defend).
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BIRD FEEDERS with Plastic Bottle
Wed Oct 2, 11:00 AM
Yashwanth
A Social Sustainablity initiative on Up-cycling Plastic Bottles into useful things that can help thrive the ecosystem.

In regards to launch of social media challenge, we want to engage more number of users to deal this.

We are planning to launch an social media challenge on Plastic Up-cycling, in regards to the Ban on Single use plastic from government India.
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Discussion with Translators
Wed Oct 2, 4:00 PM
Tharakeshwar V.B.
"Indirabayi" was the first social novel in Kannada, published towards the end of the 19th century. Recently it has been translated into English by Prof. Vanamala Viswanatha, Visiting Professor at Azim Premji University, and Prof. Shivarama Padikkal,Professor at University of Hyderabad, and published by Oxford University Press. The present program involves Reading and Discussion with the translators. Dr. Tharakeshwar V.B. of The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad will moderate the discussion.
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Pichle Ikkis Saal
Wed Oct 2, 8:00 PM
Udaan Performing Arts, Hyderabad
Udaan Performing Arts Presents its 43rd theatre production 'Pichle Ikkis Saal', Originally written by Dharmakirti Sumant ( Pune ) Translation, Design & Direction by Saurabh Gharipurikar.
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Mandala drawing workshop
Thu Oct 3, 11:00 AM
Vaishnavi savalla
Vaishnavi savalla.
In this workshop you will be learning about how the mandalas are drawn and the basic designs and filling up the mandala by basic and pro strokes on the handmade paper with artist pens
We will be supplying all the materials and notes about the basics of mandalas
You can take away your art piece

Fees - 600/-
Venue - Lamakaan
Contact - 9177300699 (can dm in watsapp)
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Viriah Book Launch
Thu Oct 3, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan invites one and all to the book launch of 'Viriah' authored by Krishna Gubili

About the book:
VIRIAH is about the lifelong search for his ancestor, indian indenture and the related aspects of colonial India and sugar slavery.

The book was ranked # 1 on Amazon and got great reviews from Gandhiji's great granddaughter Uma, actors like Nasser, Tanikella Bharani and scores of readers globally.

One can get a copy of the book at:
https://www.amazon.com/Viriah-Indentured-Sugarcane-Plantations-Great-Grandfather/dp/1684663245

About the author and conceptualization of this book: Krishna Gubili, as a youngster, Krishna discovered that his ancestor, Viriah was one of the 1.3 million Indians who were shipped off as Indenture labor to replace slaves on sugarcane plantations in South Africa, Caribbean, Mauritius and Fiji.

Yes. 1.3 Million Indians.

The SEARCH for his ROOTS lasted a Lifetime.

It took him to countless researchers, embassies, websites & ship lists. At last, In 2014, on a miracle trip to South Africa, he found the original ship record of his ancestor!


ALL ARE INVITED. ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Mimicry Meet
Thu Oct 3, 7:30 PM
Baba sharifuddin
This is to give upcoming mimicry artists a chance to know how to perform. An open mic for aspirants and senior mimic's will give them advises after their act.
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Mandala drawing workshop
Fri Oct 4, 11:00 AM
Vaishnavi savalla
Vaishnavi savalla.
In this workshop you will be learning about how the mandalas are drawn and the basic designs and filling up the mandala by basic and pro strokes on the handmade paper with artist pens
We will be supplying all the materials and notes about the basics of mandalas
You can take away your art piece

Fees - 600/-
Venue - Lamakaan
Contact - 9177300699 (can dm in watsapp)
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PISINARI & MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Fri Oct 4, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

PISINARI
(An adaptation of Moliere's "Miser" in Telugu)
&
Appalachari's "Mancham Meeda Manishi"
(A satire in Telugu)

Date: 4th Oct 2019
Time : 8.00pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

PISINARI
Written by Moliere and translated into Telugu by Vinayamani PISINARI is about a miser whose only concern in life is his cash. He's so obsessed with money, in fact, that he nearly tries to strip search everyone who goes in and out of his house. We also find out that the miser has buried a small box filled with a lot of money in his backyard that he's paranoid about someone stealing.

Meanwhile, his son and daughter have both fallen in love with their respective partners. But the miser wants his son's lover for himself and wants his daughter to marry a rich old man. The son and daughter hatch a plot to make the miser give up his designs so they can finally be happy. Will they succeed in their plan?

MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Written by Appalachari this satire is about an old man Govindam. One day Govindam falls sick and this news reached his sons and daughters. They arrive at his home and start squabbling about who will get Govindam's property and wealth. While this is on, the doctor arrives and gives them an interesting update on their fathers health. What happens to Govindam? Who gets the property? Lets find out by watching this hilarious satire.
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Sketch Art Workshop
Sat Oct 5, 11:00 AM
Faraaz Farshori
Create your own Urban landscape drawing with professional artist and tutor Ms. Ruchi Khater

Learn new techniques and pick up tips to improve your art, also do your own drawing while she draws and collaborate with other urbansketchers in a highly energetic eco-system.

All abilities welcome. This workshop runs alongside the myriads of workshops conducted by Urbansketchers Hyderabad almost every other month.
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Finish That Draft: Novel Writing
Sat Oct 5, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 5th October 2019
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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K Circle Non Competitive Quiz
Sat Oct 5, 4:00 PM
K Circle
Non competitive quiz required for every first Saturday of the month.
Capacity ~ 50 members
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PISINARI & MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Sat Oct 5, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

PISINARI
(An adaptation of Moliere's "Miser" in Telugu)
&
Appalachari's "Mancham Meeda Manishi"
(A satire in Telugu)

Date: 05th Oct 2019
Time : 8.00pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

PISINARI
Written by Moliere and translated into Telugu by Vinayamani PISINARI is about a miser whose only concern in life is his cash. He's so obsessed with money, in fact, that he nearly tries to strip search everyone who goes in and out of his house. We also find out that the miser has buried a small box filled with a lot of money in his backyard that he's paranoid about someone stealing.

Meanwhile, his son and daughter have both fallen in love with their respective partners. But the miser wants his son's lover for himself and wants his daughter to marry a rich old man. The son and daughter hatch a plot to make the miser give up his designs so they can finally be happy. Will they succeed in their plan?

MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Written by Appalachari this satire is about an old man Govindam. One day Govindam falls sick and this news reached his sons and daughters. They arrive at his home and start squabbling about who will get Govindam's property and wealth. While this is on, the doctor arrives and gives them an interesting update on their fathers health. What happens to Govindam? Who gets the property? Lets find out by watching this hilarious satire.
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Artwist@work
Sun Oct 6, 4:00 PM
Crimson
Artwist@work is an arts-based, fun-based creative workshop. This endeavor focuses on how to use creative tools like clay, colors, writing tools to improve one's own expression,use art as a confidence builder, sharpen your skills, by balancing left and right brain coordination through art exercises, this workshop is an absolute colour play, participants are given time-based creative tasks,which they have to perform using their creative skills.

Materials provided.

Registration fee 600/-

Contact/ WhatsApp - 9959864467
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Mohiniyattam
Sun Oct 6, 7:30 PM
LasyaDrutha, Centre for performing and fine arts foundation
Mohiniyattam- the lyrical dance form of Kerala

A one and a half hour programme by LasyaDrutha, Centre for Performing and Fine Arts Foundation
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Daan Utsav_Seva Sandwich
Tue Oct 8, 12:00 PM
iVolunteer
Daan Utsav_Seva Sandwich @ Lamakaan

Daan Utsav 2019_Seva Sandwich @ KPRIT

Daan Utsav:
Held from October 2 to 8 every year, #DaanUtsav sees participation from people from all walks of life, of all ages and genders. From autorickshaw drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, over 6 million people give their time, money, resources, or skills back to society during the week. More than 2,000 events are organised across over 100 cities and towns and hundreds of villages. People raise several tens of crores in money and resources, and millions of volunteer hours.
Let's celebrate India's festival of giving!

Come Make a sandwich which will be distributed to kids at different NGO's and underprivileged communities
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A Tale of Two Extremes
Tue Oct 8, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
A Tale of Two Extremes: Islamist Reactions to Hindutva Nationalism - A Talk by Hari Prasad

The establishment of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic State coincided with the rise of a Hindutva government in India. Today, both ISIS and AQIS are competing throughout South Asia to win recruits, conduct terror attacks, and foment religious turmoil—and both have increasingly fixed their gaze on India. While it has been widely recognized these two Salafi-Jihadist movements are seeking to exploit Muslim-Hindu communal tensions in India for their own gain, less attention has been paid to their rhetoric about the Modi government and the social and political ascendancy of Hindutva or Hindu Nationalism. This dynamic demands greater attention.



This presentation followed by an encompassing discussion will take a look at how these extremist organizations have discussed Hindutva activity in India, and the narrative they form.





About the Speaker:

Hari Prasad is a Research Associate at Critica Research and Analysis where he focuses on the Middle East and South Asian politics and security. He has previously worked for renowned Washington DC-based think tanks like the Hudson Institute, the United States Institute of Peace, and obtained his MA International Relations from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.



His writings have been published in prominent academic journals and media outlets such as the GW International Affairs Review, The Diplomat, The Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, The Wire, and the Stimson Institute’s blog – South Asian Voices.



Prasad’s latest academic research publication “The Salafi-Jihadist Reaction to Hindu Nationalism” was recently featured in Volume 21 of The Hudson Institute’s prestigious scholarly journal “Current Trends in Islamist Ideology.”



He recently gave a more formal presentation on Countering Extremist workshop organized by Nanyang Technological University – S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Centre of Excellence for National Security. At this two day workshop, his presentation - based off his latest research paper - helped policymakers, mid to senior-level officers/analysts, and academics tips in examining radicalization, countering violent extremism, and terrorism.



For more of his work and about him, please visit his website, hkprasad.com

ALL ARE INVITED. ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!

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KAAVAD workshop
Wed Oct 9, 10:30 AM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept.
Kaavad is a traditional visual story telling device of Rajasthan. It is a portable wooden shrine, with visual illustrations of mythological and folk tales painted on wooden panels. The storyteller opens them in sequence of the events of his narration. The motto of the Kaavad was to spread the religious and social importance in public life and also record ones family history.
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Fox & His Friends film screening
Wed Oct 9, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
In this dark examination of love and money, Fox (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) is a young, gay member of the German working class. When he meets the older and dapper Max, who has upper-class roots, Fox thinks he may have found someone to help him out, but Max refuses to do so. However, this changes when Fox wins big on the lottery, and Max becomes friendlier and helps to reinvent Fox. But, in fact, Max and his friends are slyly trying to swindle him out of his new fortune.
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KAAVAD workshop
Thu Oct 10, 10:30 AM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept
Kaavad is a traditional visual story telling device of Rajasthan. It is a portable wooden shrine, with visual illustrations of mythological and folk tales painted on wooden panels. The storyteller opens them in sequence of the events of his narration. The motto of the Kaavad was to spread the religious and social importance in public life and also record ones family history.
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Charpai weaving
Thu Oct 10, 10:30 AM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept
Charpai weaving with Mr. Hem Singh artisan from Bikaner Rajasthan. Workshop will be conducted over a duration of 2 days on 9th and 10th oct, 7hrs on each day including lunch break. Can use the open air theater area-outdoor for this. 20-30 people can be accomodated.
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Creative city&desirable developm
Thu Oct 10, 6:00 PM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept
Justine Rouger (FCBA) and Yvan Detraz (Bruit du Frigo) will present 45 minute talks each with slides.
Yvan Detraz is a French architect, Director of Bruit du Frigo.
Bruit du Frigo (Fridge noise) was founded in 1997. The collective is composed by a permanent group of artists, architects, urbanists, photographers and a flexible collaboration with various professionals and inhabitants, depending on the type of project. It is a hybrid between an urban planning practice, a creative collective and a popular education structure dedicated to the study and intervention at city and territory level through participatory, artistic and cultural initiatives.
Its aim is to study the quality of the environment in its broadest sense: not just its architecture, townscape, ecology or landscape, but its perception as a cultural experience. It also improves singular and particular procedures that have the capacity to bring about change. The result is intended to be the provision of an educational experience that is accessible to all, the offer of an effective mediation service and the encouragement of cultural and artistic innovation.
Topic of the intervention will be: “Creative city and desirable development”
 Can a transitional urbanism be imagined as an alternative to the a well-planned, meant to last urban design?
 An urbanism of prefiguration toward new possible
 An urbanism revealing the potential poetry and usage of premises
 A permissive urbanism based on light and reversible interventions to give a real place to collective appropriation initiatives
 A urbanism to fight against public space impoverishment and self-withdrawal by inventing stimulating, desirable common spaces
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MinMon session 1
Thu Oct 10, 8:00 PM
Unmasked Theatre collective
"MinMon" is the abbreviation for 'Mini Monologues'. Every weekend, we present the written verse in its spoken form with the flavour of theatric, in the form of short monologue performances. This is the second production of Unmasked Theatre Collective after 'An Evening with Chekov'. Come watch our actors dabble with their favourite writers and see them add a twist to the words, only at the theater!
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"Getting to know the urban"
Sat Oct 12, 11:00 AM
Lamakaan
Title:"Getting to know the urban" Description: Students of centre for urban policy and governance, Mumbai meet resourcepersons from Hyderabad Urban Lab.Time: 11am to 1 pm
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Write Club Meetup #216
Sat Oct 12, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for Saturday: 12th October 2019
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Movie Analysis -Udaan
Sat Oct 12, 3:00 PM
Asfiya Kulsum
Art and literature can be seen as extensions of the human mind. Very often they can reveal what lies within, sometimes visibly, and, sometimes, not quite so visibly. The movie club is (we hope) a fun way of looking deeper into the emotions, perceptions and thoughts that weave human relationships together or tear them apart. A movie may be treated as a true story or, alternatively, can be used as a tool to try and figure out what went on in the directors head when the movie was made. Either way, it’s a different way of understanding human behavior and relationships. In the end, by looking deeper into another’s story, we hope, perchance, to understand ourselves better.
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Chuhal
Sat Oct 12, 7:30 PM
kissago Theatre
The story begins when Sudheer comes to ‘see’ Aarti for marriage and goes on to evaluate, through these two characters, the existentialist tussle between what one has to be vs what one wants to be, how one chooses to live vs how one wishes to live. Aarti has this unusual idea of role playing each other in order to momentarily be what they each wish to be. It turns out to be more than just ‘Chuhal’ (meaning playful tease) and starts getting serious. But, does it help them answer their questions? Does it raise more questions? Watch this play to see where it goes.

Written by - Manav kaul
Directed by - Pallavi Verma
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Launching of Marathi Novel
Sun Oct 13, 4:00 PM
Anant Joshi
The Novel " Damodarchya Tieawar " is penned by Anant Joshi .The subject of novel is corruption in impersonation of workers in imaginary Govt. coal co. Ramgadh Coalfields Ltd. Zharkhand ,on the banks of Damodar river.The tragic story of Jaggu Manjhi , a poor impersonator and his wife Radha has been depicted. Jaggu is impersonating Ramnaresh Yadav at coal loading point at railway yard merely at Rs 150 per day .Ramnaresh is drawing Rs 20000 per month salary and doing his business of Milk supply and buffalo breeding.The novel is also describing the Coal Mafia and its link with corrupt officials.
The author has earlier penned a novel ,,Beg your pardon " originally in Marathi and is translated in Hindi and English.(available on amazon india site).
This novel "Damodarchya Tirawar " is also translated in English by name "On the banks of Damodar " by Gyan books ,N.Delhi and is also availavble on amazon india.
Dr.Mrs.Vidya Deodhar ,president Marathi Sahitya Parishad ,Govt of Maharashtra is likly to launch the book .Mr Ramdas Kamath ,a known person at Laamakaan will also be invited.
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Two Hindi Plays
Sun Oct 13, 6:30 PM
Udaan Performing Arts, Hyderabad
Udaan Performing Arts, Hyderabad is staging two Hindi plays on the same day i.e. on 13th October ( Sunday ) 2019 at Lamakaan at 06:45 pm onwards.

1 Ek Akeli Aurat ( Synopsis ) - Locked in a flat, a solitary woman makes her confession. Amid domestic chores, dodgy phone calls, a sex-mad brother-in-law and a forever screaming baby she tells us the story of how her love for a young student led to her imprisonment at the hands of her jealous husband. Through farce to tragedy, her story propels the audience to its shocking climax.

2 Pichle Ikkis Saal ( Synopsis ) - “Insecurity, complex, pollution, money, cell phones, drugs, orkut, facebook, relationships, manners, ethics, love, parents, pressure, sex, freedom, capitalism, education , dependence, awareness, guilt, communication, happiness, confusion...Why do I do the things, which I do? I think rubbish. I feel rubbish... Who am I?
I am not a hardcore rightist, nor a leftist. Not even a orthodox brahmin nor a suppressed dalit. Not a gay nor a part of the minority, not a lefty, or mentally ill..Who the hell am I? Just a oversensitive guy.. confused.. trapped!?

Where do I go.. ? What do I do? Will drugs help? Or should turn a blind eye? That wont help, I have tried.. I have tried everything.. Everyone has tried everything..”

Straight out of the minds of 21 year olds. The story of a youngster who finally goes to a reality show which is there to create an extremist, terrorist young force..Is it fundamentalist? Religious? Regional? Certainly not!

Exactly what happened with the young parents, involved in liberal, leftist, socialist movements in and after the 1975 Emergency? What happened with the concept of a free, secular, liberal and ideal nation worth to give birth to a child? What happened with the values and ethics which they expected from their previous generation of freedom fighters?

What exactly did happen in the last 21 years...(Pichle Ikkis Saal)
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'I Remember' Film Screening
Tue Oct 15, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Based on a real-life story, the 48-minute pocket film “I REMEMBER…” traces the journey of a woman and her family as they come to terms with the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Produced and directed by a senior journalist Geeta Lal Sahai, the movie moves through the intense experience of both – the affected individual and the caregivers evoking questions about the fragility of memory, the aesthetics of care, institutional support for mental health and the difficult choice of loving and letting go.



The movie has won six awards – Los Angeles Film Award, Accolade Global Film Award, Awareness Film Award, Cult Critic Award, New Delhi Film Festival Award and the Virgin Spring Cinefest Award.



It has been officially selected for the Kolkatta International Film Festival, Bioscope Film Festival and the Depth of Field Film Festival.

The screening will be followed by a Discussion.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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L'argent(Money) movie screening
Wed Oct 16, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
L'argent (meaning "Money") is a 1983 French drama film written and directed by Robert Bresson. The film is loosely inspired by the first part of Leo Tolstoy's novella The Forged Coupon.French drama about an innocent man victimized by an arrogant upper-class delinquent and a greedy shop owner who goes on a downward spiral into a life of crime.
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Last Call at the Oasis
Thu Oct 17, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & Docu Circle of Hyderabad
This is the comeback film screening of the Docu Circle of Hyderabad.

You drink it, you swim in it, you survive on it. It's time you knew the truth about it.
Release year: 2011
Directed by: Jessica Yu
Duration: 1hr 40mins
Rating: PG13 (for some bad language and a lot of bad news)
Synopsis 1
A documentary by first-time filmmaker Jessica Yu, which tackles the macro issue of a possible
impending water crisis in a macro way. Last Call at the Oasis offers not only solutions that are
being examined and soon to be implemented ways to steer us away from economical
uncertainty if we begin to lose our dependence on water, but also explores a number of different
issues and smaller little conflicts that makeup and define the grandiose term " water crisis." We
open with a quote frighteningly stating that we could soon be fighting wars over water instead of
oil. People have taken for granted the seemingly unlimited supply of water we've been blessed
to have, but with a simple turn of the tap or even a trip to a nearby shop, we have access to as
much water as we can get our hands-on. One man states how our water supply is " infinite and
exhaustible," and how water is constantly reused, but we are beginning to dispose of it at a rate
so fast and uncontrollable that we are approaching a darker future, where water will be harder to
access and even more difficult to store.
Contamination and the popularity of bottled water are tackled here as well. As we see the
poignant images of women around the world lugging barrels of water at their sides or on their
heads, returning to a place where not a drop is in sight, while we make a trip to the store to
purchase bottled water and return home to a place where a simple turn of a tap can give us
more of the same thing, we question the logic of the situation and the complete and total
arrogance of it all. We've been told time and time again that bottled water is allegedly better for
us and are under the impression that it is more closely monitored than traditional tap water. Yet
a close look proves us naive, as even in the US, there have been hundreds of recalls of bottled
water because of contamination, glass particles in the water, and even mould.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.


ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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NationalLanguage:Myth or Reality
Fri Oct 18, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
National Language of India: a myth or reality a talk by Shyam Rudra Pathak

"Compulsory status of English is causing large scale ruination of our talents from the group of non-English knowing people. There is a high correlation between the English knowing people and the affluent sections of the society. The compulsory status of English in all India competitive examinations produces a merit list which is in favour of the English knowing society of the country. This leads to the exclusion of the talents who are not in a position to receive education in the English medium. Government schools by and large teach the vast number of students in the media of Indian languages, whereas the competitive examinations held on the all India level are mostly held in the English medium and they contain compulsory English language paper as well. This situation not only deprives the students of the lower and middle stratum of the society of getting the developmental opportunities, but it also deprives the country of using its vast pool of the natural resource of the talents of its majority of the people. This is one of the root causes of the backwardness of this country. One additional dimension to the discrimination on the linguistic basis is among the Hindi belt and nonhindi belt people because there are many developmental opportunities being made available in the Hindi medium but not in the nonHindi Indian languages' media. Indians are the rarest of the unfortunate people in this world where people cannot seek justice in their own languages in the high courts and the Supreme court according to the constitutional provision laid down in article 348 of the Indian constitution. However, the central government goes beyond the constitution of India in discriminating between the Hindi belt and nonhindi belt people while making linguistic provisions in the high courts.

A brief about the Speaker:
Shyam Rudra Pathak is India's social-cultural worker. He is the coordinator of 'Campaign and Development Campaign' campaign.

He has written about himself: "If I recollect my childhood days I realize that I took deeper interest in agricultural activities before I started taking interest in studies. I remember I was considered a weak student for many years in my village school. I started taking interest in studies when I was asked to prepare for the admission test of Netarhat Vidyalay at the age of eleven or twelve. I passed that admission test and took admission in that school in class VI from where I appeared in my matriculation board examination. I was provided a silver medal by the Bihar board for securing one of the top ten positions in the 1979 secondary school examination.
In 1980 I took admission in 5 years integrated M S Physics course in IIT Delhi after obtaining an all India rank of 1330 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the IITs.
I got the first position in the All India GATE 1985 examination and took admission in M Tech in Energy Studies in IIT Delhi in 1985.
The biggest achievement of my life is the removal of compulsory English Language Paper in JEE from 1988 and the introduction of optional Indian Languages media in JEE from 1990. My efforts for this included several fasts as well, the longest among which was of nineteen and a half days duration undertaken in July/August 1989.

I wrote my MS Physics project report in Hindi in IIT Delhi and it was first rejected on that ground but was later on accepted after the issue was highlighted in newspapers, magazines and finally in the Parliament. The degrees started being given in Hindi and English in IITD from the convocation of 1985 after I refused to accept it in English alone, for which the convocation of the year 1985 had to be postponed in which the then PM Rajeev Gandhi was the chief guest. I wrote my M Tech Project Report also in Hindi, which was also not accepted in the beginning but was later on accepted after the issue was raised by some parliamentarians.

I worked as a research scholar in Energy Studies in IIT Delhi and in Astrophysics in TIFR Mumbai and TIFR Pune. I was expelled twice from TIFR Pune during this programme, although I held the first rank in the all India written examination for the research scholars selection of the TIFR and I had also obtained the first rank in the graduate programme (course woks and project) for the research scholars of TIFR Pune of my batch.

I took part in the anti Mandal agitation in 1990 and was sent to Tihar jail in that connection for about two days.

I remained in the Tihar Jail for the second time from July 17 till July 24, 2013 after refusing to stop my Dharana in spite of being arrested and released every day on 225 days from December 4, 2012 till July 16, 2013 in front of the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the National head office of the congress party in Delhi. This Dharana was undertaken with the demand of amending article 348 of the Indian Constitution so that people can seek justice in their languages in the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
I was made the sole leader of the CSAT agitation during its later half period by the thousands of agitating UPSC aspirants in 2014 in Delhi. I am still facing a criminal case filed by the Modi govt against me in this connection."




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WITNESS ART THAT SPEAKS!!
Sat Oct 19, 2:00 PM
Saniya Fathima
Art that can comfort the disturbed & disturb the comfortable.
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Children's Reading and Writing
Sat Oct 19, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 19th October 2019
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Let's Get to Know K. Balagopal!
Sat Oct 19, 5:00 PM
Anveshi Research Centre for Women's Studies
Mathematician, civil rights activist, writer, human rights lawyer, co-founder of Human Rights Forum: K. Balagopal earned several descriptors in his lifetime. On his 10th death anniversary, we commemorate, remember and learn from someone who was regarded as a force behind the human rights movement in the country.
An extraordinary activist - he untiringly documented human rights violations in the remote villages of Telangana, the camps of Salwa Judum in Chattisgarh, the army excesses in Kashmir and Manipur to name just a few. In the courts he was known for providing the best of legal representation to the claims of tribals, Dalits, women and workers.
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#ShutMyMouthToo : Addabazi
Sat Oct 19, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
All who feel that we need to stand by our fellow citizens, let's tape our mouth on 19th Oct, that is 75 days of this, for 75 minutes or any time we are comfortable, gather at any place, or do it individually. Do we have even 10 concerned citizens? #ShutMyMouthToo #RegainYourVoice
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Palette Knife Painting
Sun Oct 20, 3:00 PM
Mamatha S
Learn to paint beautiful, vibrant Poppy flowers with a palette knife.
Bring out the artist in you and create an amazing piece of art while learning to be mindful. Explore the therapeutic effects of Palette Knife Painting. Learn to let go and embrace the process of creation. No prior expertise is required.
Fees : 1000/-
Take Away: Beautiful piece of art made by you and a relaxed, happy mind.
For registration or more information contact: 9949030543
Whatsapp Number: 9666776457
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The mesmerising Enchantress
Sun Oct 20, 7:30 PM
LasyaDrutha, Centre for performing and fine arts foundation
A one and a half hour programme by LasyaDrutha, Centre for Performing and Fine Arts Foundation